Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a dubbel, it was winey, but with a creamy texture and a fine bubbled head. A nice fruity/doughy mix, with flavors of berries, red grapes, dark sweet raisin bread, and cream. There was a bit of acidity and a lingering sourness at the end, that try as I might, did not grow on me. Still, a nice dubbel.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit and malt in the nose, hazy ruby, with a small toffe ehead. Flavour is red plums, almonds and caramel. Very well balanced, complex, nicely bitter. Fine example! Thanks again mds.
joergen (22282) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel and pine needles with acidic notes.
Flavour of malts, fruits, caramel, yeast and pine needles with murky notes.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. brown-copper body with a soapy off-white head. nice perfumey malt aroma with notes of chocolate, raisins, and yeast. the flavour is sweet malt and is moderately complex while still being light on the palate. mild soapy bitterness in the finish. nice.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber colored with a frothy off-white head. Dominating yeast and spice aroma, herby and chocolaty tones. Extremely herby flavor, typical for ’t IJ, probably from the yeast. Notes of malt, toffee and spices. Foamy soft mouthfeel.
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ivory large sized head that was mostly lasting, fine-small sized bubbles, good amount of lacing, carbonated, cloudy, and a reddish brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel and sweet and mimicked in the flavor. Very tasty and quaffable. Smooth palate. Medium body. Truly enjoyed this brew and definitely would like to have this one again. Try it if you have the chance.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark brown and cloudy with a neat, light brown head. Very aromatic and sweetish with weak notes of burned malt. Some notes of chocolate. A delicious and very typical Abbey Dubbel. 240504
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yet another good ij brew! underrated imo. lovely fruity, yeasty nose. taste: sweet, bitter, roasted malt, licorice, fruity(citrussy, plums, figs and more). full body with soft CO2. long bitterish fruity finish. well balanced, alc. is well hidden. one year old aged example. very nice!
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Lovely ruby dark amber colour, with a lasting beige head. Fruity aroma, with some plum and citrus notes. Spice there too. Flavour starts a little sweet, but remains quite dry all the way through. Mildly spicy notes evident, along with some caramel and dark fruit notes. Alcohol well disguised. Not bad.
TBone (13367) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 07/2006)
Dark nut brown, good creamy off-white head. Aroma is lemony, a bit fruity. Medium-bodied. Some roasted malts underlying. Not sweet, but a bit sticky mouthfeel. Dark dubbel, but not really dark in the taste. Easty to drink, does not show alcohol much.